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MFin’s elite, top-ranked early-career STEM program emphasizes a foundation in how markets work and a rigorous curriculum engineered around the most advanced financial and quantitative theories and practices.

MFin enables you to build a program specific to your requirements. With 12- and 18-month options, a choice of optional concentrations, access to all MIT courses and the opportunity to cross-register at Harvard, MFin is unmatched in its ability to support your career aspirations.

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12- and 18-Month Options

The MFin program provides an option for completing your degree in either 12 or 18 months. These two formats allow you to further tailor the program to your specific needs.

Which one is for you?

12-month 18-month
Shorter timeframe allows you to earn a full MFin degree in one year—including an Action Learning experience where you’ll work with corporate partners on real-world challenges—accelerating your path to a rewarding career. The additional time allows you to spread the degree requirements over a longer period, complete an internship during your second summer term, take additional courses or use the additional time to write a thesis.


Requirements and Electives

Putting ideas into action is fundamental to MIT’s approach to knowledge creation, education, and research. In the MFin program, this presents itself in a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that offers students the chance to build a deep reservoir of finance knowledge and immediately put that knowledge to work in the world. MFin students participate in action learning experiences including proseminars and a Finance Research Practicum℠

The MFin curriculum consists of required fundamental and advanced subjects, restricted electives, and an action learning course. Students may choose to write a thesis or pursue an independent study, pending approval by the faculty director.

The following courses are required:

  • Core Requirements*
    • 15.415 Finance Theory
    • 15.516 Corporate Financial Accounting
    • 15.454 Fundamentals Of Financial Mathematics
    • 15.455 Advanced Financial Mathematics
  • Required Advanced Subjects
    • 15.433 Financial Markets
    • 15.425 Corporate Finance
    • 15.450 Analytics Of Finance
    • 15.S13 Advanced Analytics Of Finance
  • Required Action Learning**
    • 15.451 Proseminar In Capital Markets/Investment Management
    • 15.452 Proseminar In Corporate Finance/Investment Banking
    • 15.453 Finance Research Practicum
  • Required Professional Development Course
    • 15.S06 Finance Ethics And Social Responsibility
  • Restricted Electives***
    • 15.431 Entrepreneurial Finance And Venture Capital
    • 15.434 Advanced Corporate Finance
    • 15.437 Options And Futures Markets
    • 15.438 Fixed Income Securities And Derivatives
    • 15.445 Mergers, Acquisitions, And Pe
    • 15.447 International Capital Markets
    • 15.456 Financial Engineering
    • 15.466 Functional And Strategic Finance
    • 15.467 Asset Management, Lifecycle Investing, And Retirement Finance
    • 15.482 Healthcare Finance (Not Offered AY17/18)
    • 15.483 Consumer Finance And Financial Products
    • 15.481 Financial Market Dynamics (Not Offered AY17/18)

* Instructors subject to change
** Minimum of one required
*** Restricted electives must be taken while enrolled in the MFin program. Courses taken as an undergraduate at MIT may not be counted toward the MFin requirements.
**** List subject to change.

Optional Concentrations

Students are able to complete one of three available concentrations: capital markets, corporate finance or financial engineering. Completing a concentration is optional and is not a degree requirement. Students are only allowed to complete ONE concentration.

The concentration requirements are in addition to the MFin degree requirements. Courses counted toward your MFin degree requirements may not be counted toward your concentration.

With the exception of 15.455 and 15.457 for the FE Concentration, courses taken to satisfy a concentration cannot be counted towards the MFin Degree Requirements.

Rewarding Careers

As an MIT Sloan MFin graduate, you’ll launch your career with a solid foundation in how markets work and a comprehensive range of quantitative finance skills, along with applied, problem-solving expertise.

An MFin degree positions you for near and long-term success among highly sought-after employers: asset managers, consulting firms, investment and corporate banks, brokerage firms, financial data providers, ratings firms, hedge funds, venture capitalists, insurance companies, public institutions, fintech, and more — from Fortune 500 companies to leading-edge boutiques.

See Yourself Here

We seek smart, motivated applicants who are passionate about finance. Recent graduates, early career professionals in finance, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer programmers, and other high-tech professionals are encouraged to apply.

Each applicant is measured on his or her academic and professional accomplishments. Applicants are eligible to apply to the MFin program if they have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by July 2019. Students with a three-year bachelor's degree from an international university are also eligible to apply.

We seek well-rounded, intellectually curious individuals with the following characteristics:

  • Success in academic, extracurricular, and professional endeavors.
  • Ability to collaborate to accomplish a common goal.
  • Ability to inspire others to achieve success.
  • Willingness to seek alternative solutions to existing challenges.
  • Motivation to pursue their goals.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
12 - 18 months
78,312 USD
12-Month Option Tuition, Fees & Health Insurance: $78,312. 18-Month Option Tuition, Fees & Health Insurance: $105,968. Additional fees apply.
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